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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 26–33
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 12:13pm
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
6' 4" (1.93m)
Body Type
Agnosticism but it’s not important
Doesn’t have kids
Has cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Nothing defines me more than my optimism. An authentic extrovert, I find meeting new people exciting and invigorating.

Although I enjoy traveling and new experiences, I don't have a thirst for adventure that seems to drive a number of other people. I'm perfectly content stirring up blackberry sauce in my kitchen, and I find myself feeling most content by the water's edge or a cozy fireplace.

I make a point of taking advantage of the cultural resources that Chicago has to offer, though I'm always hoping to be introduced to something offbeat and new. These days, you might catch me at a show at the Green Mill, the Neo-Futurarium, or the Old Town School of Folk Music, but just as often I'll be sprawled out on the couch with the newest issue of the Atlantic and my sleepy cat.

Finally, I really value people who give back to their communities, and I am on the lookout for ways to nurture mine. If you have any ideas or want to do a service activity together, let me know!
What I’m doing with my life
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During the workweek, I translate sneak previews of discoveries in physics, chemistry, and nanotechnology for the public as a science writer for a national research facility. Recently I have begun planning research centers in addition to the sentences that describe them.

It's a dream job, in the sense that I get to make a living by doing what I enjoy while helping to develop technologies and tools for a happier common future.

In my free time, I enjoy getting my hands dirty at Ethiopian restaurants or (in summertime) on the Massachusetts clam flats.
I’m really good at
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I have a few pastimes, including conducting an on-and-off affair with my kitchen (not to worry, it's an open relationship). I am building my repertoire of recipes, though I seemingly always want to make crepes or hash browns on the weekends. I am trying to connect with my improvisational nature but I lean heavily on tried and true recipes. Smitten Kitchen is my culinary bible.

I also have a preternatural talent for remembering birthdays and making up silly science songs off the top of my head.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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When I'm feeling nostalgic, I reach for a mug of hot cocoa, an album of John Coltrane ballads, and a Calvin and Hobbes anthology.

When I'm feeling happy, I'll whip up some scallops in butter and white wine, put on some motown, and dance in my socks.

If I need some light comforts, I'll eat a bunch of goat cheese while watching an episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine.

If I'm ever a little lost, or lost for words, I turn to David Whyte's poetry, Emerson's or Erich Fromm's essays, or the webcomic "Subnormality," which is, I think, the best thing on the Internet. Or maybe I'll just watch a Miyazaki movie or an Alan Watts lecture on YouTube.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I run on a precise blend of sunlight and Wikipedia.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether I will live to see any meaningful conclusions produced by the Human Connectome Project (which seeks to map the brain) and where I can find the best almond croissant.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Because of my antics on the playground, the recess monitors in kindergarten used to call me "The Kissing Machine." I'm definitely more subtle about it now, but hey, you know what makes the world go 'round.

Also, 2015 has been a year of some high highs and low lows for me. Just FYI.
You should message me if
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You are thoughtful, expressive, introspective, and a bit goofy.